When I went to a hair shop, a customer and the owner of the shop conversed pleasantly.
I, too, joined their conversation. Though I did not usually say hello to a stranger, I was fond of the customer who spoke coherently with gentleness. We were similar in age, lived in the same apartment building, and our children were similar in age, too. With these things in common, we got close fast. The people in the Church of God, where I followed her, looked all friendly, too. I did not know much about churches because my family believed in Buddhism, but I felt at peace at the Church of God for no reason.
That way, we met for about two years, and I was born again in the arms of God. My second child took a great role in my convert. I was worried about my second child who was weak. I remembered that people from her church said that they live under the protection of God. Wanting to entrust my child to God, I declared that I would attend the Church of God to my family members including my husband.
Amazingly, my second child never gave me anxiety again after he received the blessing of a new life. Prayers of thanks came forth from my mouth. Being curious to know whether the invisible world truly exists or not, I came to Zion to study the Bible after work in the morning. I knew nothing about the Bible, but I was moved so much whenever I heard that God came to this earth to seek me. After moving to the another city, my faith was strengthened, attending worship services without missing any.
Then an unexpected thing happened. My family members, who did not know much about churches, began to oppose my faith. Consoling me who was upset, my husband said that he would go to learn about our church. It was already a great comfort that he understood me, but what was more was that he accepted the truth immediately after he studied the Bible in Zion (WMSCOG). Seeing him come quickly to keep a service after work and say that he liked to listen to the words, I realized that even suffering in God is a blessing.
Since I came to Zion, I feel like I receive new gifts every day. One of them is that I feel quite comfortable without worries about the world. In the past, when I thought the visible world was everything, I envied the world and was agonized to hold tight on the things of the world. But now, I feel peaceful and assured as if I owned the whole world, feeling that God protects and helps me invisibly.
Now I definitely realize the way to live meaningfully; I only live once. Through the vast and infinite universe, God taught me who had not known God or heaven that the kingdom of heaven is our home where we will go back soon.
As I received much blessing, I wanted to give something to God when I stand before Him someday.
“That’s it! I’ll preach God!”
Amid numerous works of the world, preaching the gospel is the one that can make me, my family and everybody around me happy forever. I’m a bit worried; I feel shy to speak in front of people and I’m not eloquent. But I know that it will go well if I just deliver God’s love as it is.
“Whenever you need to make a decision, imagine your father and mother’s faces first.”
My high school teacher taught me that this is the best way to live a good life. He meant that we should not do anything if it is likely to cause our parents to frown or be downcast, and that we should do something diligently if it is likely to make our parents smile.
I believe that it is the same in our spiritual life. Since Heavenly Father Ahnsahnghong and Mother gave us the name “Isaac,” I would like to do things that create only laughter on Father and Mother’s faces. Heavenly Parents will be most pleased when we find all our lost brothers and sisters and bring them home.
Father Christ Ahnsahnghong and Mother, please be always with me so that I can be a dutiful daughter who pleases You all the time.
JH Park from Korea